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#233459 17-Apr-2018 10:08
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Wondering if anyone has replaced the tires (tyres?) on a BM model Mazda3 (2014)?
Or if those with a 2015/16/17/18 model can tell me the factory default tires that came with the car?


When I took my car in for service a few weeks ago, they advised me that I would need a full set of tires "before winter" and looking around, it would seem that the factory tires on the car have been discontinued (Toko NanoEnergy R38 205/60/16)


So I am somewhat in a pickle as to what tires to now get ...



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  #1997624 17-Apr-2018 10:19
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There should be a kick panel sticker on the passenger door frame (or driver) with similar numbers for size and pressure. Albeit not all in english if an import but the Psi/Bar and sizes should be.


Or head to local library and find a maint manual for the varied sizes it can take.


But going in a calculator your options are limited a little with those donuts 

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  #1998558 18-Apr-2018 13:46
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I may not have made it as clear as I intended to; I am looking for the current brand and model of tyres that come with a Mazda3..


I know the size as indicated in my post


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  #1998586 18-Apr-2018 14:05
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It's like asking I need pants what pants should I buy?


I'm going to say Bridgestone RE003 they're pretty good.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #1998600 18-Apr-2018 14:25
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Or if those with a 2015/16/17/18 model can tell me the factory default tires that came with the car?



I'll have look at the weekend.  I know the guy I usually buy tyres off grinned when he saw them, so I'm not looking forward to replacing them.


Edit: I misunderstood the question.  Mine (2015) came with Bridgestone Turanza tyres.


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  #1998605 18-Apr-2018 14:32
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At least as of late last year they still have the Toyo NanoEnergy R38A as new on the standard models (well, colleagues I just looked at in the carpark did, he purchased it new in August last year, 3.0 GLX).


I believe the SP20 and SP25 have Dunlop tyres (not sure which specific ones) - though they are a 215/45 R18 so not relevant for your sizing. Not sure if this indicates they have moved to Dunlop as a supplier, or if it was just a choice for the SP models.


Either way, you don't have to match the manufacturers tyre provider - they're not always the best. As with Batman, I'd go Bridgestone, though maybe Ecopia if budget and tyre life are factors.

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